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'American Idol' stars: Where are they now?

Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.<p>A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a …

Soon Alcoholic Drinks Will Have Calorie Counts On Them. Here's What You're Really Drinking.

Pretty soon, it's going to be 2015. And pretty soon, you're going to know EXACTLY how many calories are in your food and beverages, from that mixed drink on the menu to that deliciously buttery popcorn at the movie theater. Thanks, FDA.<p>The recent food ruling comes from the FDA's "Menu and Vending …

The 10 Most Surprising Breakout Hits of 2014

There were instances in 2014 where it was easy to forecast this year’s biggest radio hits — we all heard Pharrell’s “Happy” and wanted to hear it …

Kurt Sutter’s Greatest Hits Of Angry, Obscene, And Downright Hilarious Tweets

The thing about <i>Sons of Anarchy</i> ending after seven season is that its showrunner, Kurt Sutter, isn’t going anywhere. Thank God for that, because nobody — and I mean <i>no one</i> — speaks his mind on Twitter with as much passion, honesty, and ager than Kurt Sutter. To Kurt Sutter, the word c*nt is like a …

Harry Potter Fans Transformed A Polish Castle Into Hogwarts

It is nearly Christmas, and around this time of year, I like to settle in with some homemade fire whiskey and marathon the entire <i>Harry Potter</i> series. On my third fire whiskey and approximately halfway through my bag of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean, I start wishing that Hogwarts was a real place, …

From Nerd To Absurd: Jake Gyllenhaal, Edward Norton, And Other Actors Who Got Jacked For Movie Roles

Body transformation is not a novel concept in Hollywood. In fact, it’s one of the methods that shows your determination and adherence to a role’s integrity, nudging you ever so closer to that golden statue (i.e. <i>Philadelphia</i>, <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, and the list goes on and on…). Certainly, in the …

Blizzard Blankets Buffalo: In Pictures

Someone Imagined Guy Fieri Without His Trademark Frosted Tips And Beard, And It’s Horrifying

We often tease Guy Fieri for his ridiculous look — namely the frosted tips and goatee, though his silliness goes several layers deeper — but what if he actually took our criticisms to heart and hopped on the first train out of Flavortown in favor of a more subdued look?<p>Twitter user @gewqk brought …

'Wheel of Fortune' Contestants' Dumb Guesses Provoke Pat Sajak Freak-Out

Last night's installment of "Wheel of Fortune" didn't provoke the show's <i>worst</i> guesses ever. But the answers offered during one puzzle were so nonsensical that they made host Pat Sajak temporarily storm off the set in a mock rage.<p>As the final puzzle before the bonus round was revealed, contestants …

The Spies Are Back in New 'Archer' Season 6 Trailer

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming sixth season of FX animated comedy "Archer" checks in with the former spies-turned-drug-dealers, who are set to return to their international espionage roots.<p>In the clip, perfectly soundtracked by classic rock staple "Black Betty," we see Archer, Lana, Pam, …

'One Minute to Midnight' turns political uprisings into a real-time strategy game

It didn't exactly create a genre, but <i>Papers, Please</i> — a game about immigration and bureaucracy that puts you in the role of a border guard — and other projects by its creator Lucas Pope exemplified a particular style of socially aware game. <i>Papers, Please</i> combined a weighty subject with gameplay …

Popcorn Popping In Slow Motion Will Mesmerize You, Make You Want Snack

Tossing a bag of popcorn in the microwave (and trying not to burn it) is cool and all, but have you ever though about what it actually looks like while it's popping?<p>Slow Mo Lab's Taras and Dima created a slow-motion video of popcorn kernels exploding from a spoon to appropriately dramatic …

Taste Test: The Best (And Worst) Kinds Of Bourbon To Use In An Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Old-fashioned cocktails, from sidecars to negronis, have been popular for over a decade. But until recently, the Old-Fashioned Cocktail proper was an all-but-forgotten artifact outside a few excellent bars in New York and San Francisco.<p>Its major obstacle to success was that many bartenders -- both …

Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Voice Actors

John Oliver had a brief cameo on The Simpsons as Booth Wilkes-John, the Simpsons' British neighbor.<br>Fox; Jamie McCarthy—Getty Images

Watch Matthew McConaughey’s Chest-Thumping Pep Talk To The University Of Texas Football Team

The McConaissance knows no bounds. After delivering Oscar- and Emmy-worthy performances, CLIO-level ad work, chest thumpin’ improvisations, mindhole-blowing acceptance speeches, mouth-watering trailers, and even making fanny packs seem cool, there’s simply nothing Matthew McConaughey could bring to …

12 Former NFL Players Who Lost A Ton Of Weight After Retiring

Some players are luckier and actually lose a ton of weight. In many cases, the players are now nearly unrecognizable.<p>One common theme among many of these players is the position they played.<p>Most of the players on the following pages were offensive lineman, suggesting those players do more to push …

‘Modern Family’ Director Live-Tweets Plane Passenger’s Drunken Meltdown And Subsequent Arrest

This is the most amazing <i>Modern Family</i> social media story since that <i>Modern Family</i> writer completely demolished Donald Trump on Twitter. Ryan Case, an editor and sometimes director on <i>Modern Family</i> (above with Ed O’Neil and Manny the Worst), ended up on a plane last night with an obliterated airline …

Bond Movie Villains, Ranked Worst to Best

Why does "Goldfinger" remain so thoroughly entertaining, 50 years after its release (on September 18, 1964)? The third James Bond film, and the breakthrough in the franchise's worldwide popularity, "Goldfinger" has plenty going for it -- that slinky Shirley Bassey theme song, the great gadgetry …

Bryan Cranston's Hilarious One-Man Show About Baseball Is Better Than Baseball

"Any actor who tells you they're not inspired by Bugs Bunny is a liar"<p><b>At this point we're pretty</b> much desperate for <i>any</i>thing in the sports world to take our attention away from football... Seriously, give us anything. Are the baseball playoffs about to start? They are? Okay, great. And Bryan …

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Get into the swing of actual longsword fighting

Growing tired of the virtual swordfighting in games like <i>Dark Souls 2</i>? It might be time for you to take up real longsword duelling.<p>The New York Times is running a story and video piece today on longsword duelling contests like Longpoint, which recently attracted 200 fighters to a ballroom setting in …

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Bill Murray Wants Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone & Kristen Wiig For That All-Female 'Ghosbusters' Flick

While nothing is set in stone just yet, a rebooted "Ghostbusters" franchise starring an all-female cast is reportedly in the works -- and Bill Murray is not only on board with that concept, but has some big name casting suggestions for filmmakers.<p>In a pair of interviews promoting his work in the …

15 Disney Princesses Get Eerily Lifelike Makeovers

Ever wonder what the ladies of Disney might look like in real life?<p>Lucky for you, Finnish artist Jirka Väätäinen was thinking the same thing. The graphic designer recently cranked out a collection of your favorite Disney princesses, and the results are incredible -- if not just a little creepy. …

Enjoy This Complete Ranking Of Adam Sandler’s Movies At A Medium Pace

With the summer movie season in the books and the fall “awards movies” making the rounds at some of the bigger film festivals in Venice and Toronto, among others, it’s about that time of year that I start to catch up on the list of films that I’ve been keeping track of for my Worst Movies of 2014 …

The famous faces behind some of your favorite cartoon characters

The famous faces behind some of your favorite cartoon characters<p>You may know them for their onscreen work featuring their famous faces, but these stars have also lent their voices to some of your favorite animated characters.<p>Mila Kunis<p><b>Mila Kunis</b><p>She's been acting since she was a young girl, but …

See What Has Become Of 8 Olympic Host Cities After The Games Left Town

Researchers have known for years that cities that host large sporting events like the Olympics generally spend more money and make less than anticipated. And investing in an Olympic Games won't necessarily lead to long-term economic growth or improved infrastructure.<p>Photographers and artists Jon …

Nic Cage’s Accent In The ‘Outcast’ Trailer Is One For The Ages

As you watch this trailer for <i>Outcast</i>, the story of a man who murders his father, the Emperor of China, so that he can take the throne by also killing his own brother and his family, you’re probably going to think that the height of comedy is Hayden Christensen’s goofy haircut. But it’s only an …

Nick Offerman turns Reddit’s shower thoughts into statements of “simple genius”

The “Parks and Recreation” star makes funny observations sound like pearls of wisdom<p>It's hard to tell if "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman is channeling his character Ron Swanson in this amusing video by Mashable, or if that flat voice and distant gaze is genuine -- but that's why Offerman …